WordPress To Offer Blockchain Features
January 17, 2019 3:56 pm
According to the announcement, Newspack, the new platform is explained as an “inexpensive” platform. It aims to offer technology and support for small- and medium-sized news organizations.
Google led Newspack has funded with a $1.2 million investment, and ConsenSys contributed $350,000. The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invested $400,000 and $250,000.
One of the team members from ConsenSys has confirmed the investment. The representative added that newsrooms accessing Newspack would be offered the option for using blockchain-based features made available through ConsenSys-backed Civil Media.
The Civil’s Publisher product will be installed as a plugin on the WordPress platform for any newsroom to use. The product will allow newsrooms to archive content on a decentralized network permanently.
The representative said:
“The plugin will also act as a portal that will walk newsrooms through how to join the Civil Registry, the hub of community-vetted and -approved newsrooms. It will also offer access to a “discovery portal” for consumers seeking news.”